Cotton Thread Counts Explained

Cotton thread counts explained

As retailers of the finest gent friendly bed linen money can buy, we have an inherent appreciation for cotton thread counts. Of course, not everyone is as clued up as the team of bed loving amigos here at BroSheets so to help you out, we’ve put together a guide explaining everything you need to know about the all-important thread count, why it matters and what it means for the way you experience your bedroom.

Egyptian cotton

When it comes to all out luxury nothing beats Egyptian cotton. It’s ultra-fine and has the longest staple of all the threads which makes it downright terrific to the touch. It hails from the Nile River Valley and boasts a soft and supple weave.

Flannel sheets

Winter is coming lads and if you want to stay cosy in the depths of December, flannel sheets are your new best friend. Made from cotton, wool or synthetic fibres featuring loose knit stitching and a napped finish for a super sheet that’s soft, warm and amazingly affordable.

Pinpoint weaves

Pinpoint weaves sit at the higher end of the thread count scale which make them a great choice for gents that want to bring a little luxury to their bedrooms. They’re crafted with a two stitches over, one stich under technique which creates a soft texture that borders on sateen.

Pima cotton

Featuring a fine weave and extra-long staple, Pima cotton is trumped only in luxuriousness by its Egyptian counterpart. Crops are grown exclusively in the USA, Australia, Peru and just a handful of other global locations. Thanks to hand harvesting and serious attention to detail, Pima cotton is renowned for its eexceptional durability, sumptuous softness and brilliant lustre.

Cotton-polyester blend

If you’re after minimal creases and shrinkage cotton-polyester blend sheets are just the ticket. The material is created by using iindustrial weavers and looms to blend the two fibres. Ratios vary from 65 percent cotton and 35 percent polyester to a 50-50 mix. Plus, the addition of polyester means these types of sheets are extremely affordable for buyers on a budget.


As a plain weave crafted from both combed and carded cotton yarns, percale is lightweight and closely woven. If you love a smooth finish and a fresh, crisp feel percale is the thread type for you.

Now you’re educated in the sphere of cotton thread counts, why not head to the Brosheets store and shop a huge range of premium quality bed linen that’s guaranteed to make give your crib serious street cred.